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Patellar Tendonitis (Jumper's Knee) and its Treatment
What is Patellar Tendonitis (Jumper's Knee)?
Patellar Tendonitis, also called jumper's Knee , is pain in the band of tissue (the patellar tendon) that connects the kneecap (patella) to the shin bone (tibia).
How does Patellar Tendonitis (Jumper's Knee) occur?
Symptoms of Patellar Tendonitis (Jumper's Knee):
Treatment of Patellar Tendonitis (Jumper's Knee):
When can I return to my sport or activity?
The goal of any rehabilitation is to return you to your sport or activity as soon and as safely as possible. But, if you return too soon you may worsen your injury, which could lead to permanent damage. Everyone recovers from a injury at a different rate. Returning to your sport or activity will be determined by your recovering ability, the sooner your knee recovers, the sooner you would be able to return to your sport or activity. Returning to your sport or activity is not determined by how many days or weeks have passed since your injury occurred. In general, the longer you have symptoms of the injury, the longer it will take you to get better.
You may safely return to your sport or activity when, each of the following is true:
Prevention of Patellar Tendonitis (Jumper's Knee):
Jumper's Knee is usually caused by overuse during activities such as jumping or running. It can best be prevented by having strong thigh muscles and by doing proper warm ups such as running, sit ups, or with the help of any of the popular fitness equipments such as treadmill, steppers, dumbbells, home gyms, exercise bikes, strength trainers, etc.. before starting any sport.
A sports injury professional or doctor could:
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